Harris Gets $69 Million Marine Order

Marines pick up the firm's 'manpack' systems.
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Communications firm

Harris

(HRS)

announced Friday it was awarded a $69 million contract for its Falcon II AN/PRC-117F radios from the U.S. Marine Corps.

Under the terms of the contract, the Melbourne, Fla.-based company will supply the Marine Corps. with its AN/PRC-117F manpack and AN/VRC-103(V) vehicular systems. The Falcon II software-defined radio systems will allow the Marine Corps to replace its legacy AN/PRC-113 and AN/PSC-5 radios.

"This order demonstrates the Marine Corps' continued confidence and commitment to the combat-proven AN/PRC-117F as their MBMMR standard," the company said.

The company's stock was down 40 cents, or 0.92%, to $42.98 Friday.

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